Family and Matrimonial Articles

Business Assets and Divorce

Divorce is seldom an easy business, but the problems are compounded when there is a family business involved. The division of the spoils has traditionally...

Divorce and Foreign Nationality

Approximately one in six marriages in the European Union is between persons of different nationalities. Not surprisingly, approximately one in six divorces also involves spouses...

A Guide to the Adoption Process

The most important requirements for adoption are that the adopter must be over 21 years of age, the child to be adopted must be under...

Taking Children into Care – The Legal Process

We often hear of children being taken into care, but the process by which this occurs is not well known. The Children Act 1989 lays...

Divorce and Foreign Residence: Children

When a marriage breaks up, it is usual for the couple to separate physically as well as legally and in some cases the physical separation...

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Family Attachment a Critical Factor in AdoptionFebruary 7, 2018

When the Family Court was asked to consider an application for an adoption order made by a couple, two factors proved crucial in deciding whether...

Court Corrects Parenthood BungleDecember 12, 2017

When a same-sex couple undertook fertility treatment which led to the birth of a baby girl, the intention was that both would be listed as...

Government Must Prove its Case to Obtain DeportationNovember 23, 2017

Marriages of convenience are normally entered into in order to give one of the spouses the right to remain in the UK. At present, EU...

Family Proceedings – Anonymity Orders v Freedom of ExpressionOctober 26, 2017

Family courts routinely grant anonymity to children involved in care proceedings, but that inevitably has an effect on parents and others who might wish to...

Denied Divorce Case Heading to Supreme CourtOctober 12, 2017

It has been revealed that the widely reported case last March in which a wife was not granted a divorce from her husband because she...

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